Digital Fundraising Specialist, Strategic Partnerships Branch, Division of Communication and Strategic Partnerships, New York, P-3

  • Level: P-3
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 21 Jan 2022 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: New York, USA

The Position:
The position is located in UNFPAs’ Strategic Partnerships Branch (SPB) within the Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships (DCS). Digital Fundraising Specialist will directly report to the Strategic Partnerships Specialist in charge of the Individual Giving Programme.
UNFPA's Strategic Partnerships Branch (SPB) within the Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships (DCS) is leading corporate efforts to expand UNFPA's strategic
partnerships with the private sector and to mobilize resources from non-traditional partners.
SPB established UNFPA’s individual giving programme (IGP) in 2019 with the vision of raising $100 million per year in donations from individuals by 2030. The Digital Fundraising Specialist will play a key role in helping UNFPA unlock the potential of this important new source of funding and deliver on income and supporter growth. The IGP is tasked with recruitment and retention of donors through digital channels and building a best in class donor experience for our supporters. UNFPA’s IGP will prioritize digital fundraising which will be managed centrally from UNFPA’s headquarters in New York, enabling the organization to build and optimize fundraising campaigns and activities worldwide. The IGP will operate under a ‘test, prove and scale’ philosophy that encourages testing new approaches, optimizing performance and taking successful campaigns and products to scale.
We are looking for Digital Fundraising Specialist to join our start-up international team. You will have extensive expertise and experience in digital fundraising and direct response marketing, including experience in developing and managing large-scale digital fundraising campaigns. You will work on deploying and optimizing fundraising appeals aimed at recruiting new supporters, stewarding existing donors with a focus on enhancing their life-time value and experience.
How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
Job Purpose:
As a key member of UNFPA’s Individual Giving Programme, you will play a key role in raising critically needed funds for the Agency’s lifesaving work around the world. You will be part of a small, fast paste and dynamic team working to take this important fundraising operation to the next level.


Qualifications and Experience
 Advanced university degree in marketing, business administration, social sciences, communications or related fields. 
Knowledge and Experience: 
• At least 5 years progressively relevant experience with at least 3 years of experience of implementing digital acquisition and/or loyalty programmes.
• Experience with and knowledge of Salesforce and Marketing Cloud is essential. 
• Experience with Facebook Ad Manager and Google Adwords is essential.
• Ability to work in a small and multicultural team in collaboration with multiple units is necessary. 
• Excellent organization and project management skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is essential. 
 Fluency in English is required; Working knowledge of another UN official language particularly is highly desirable.

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